RELEASE | CHRISTIE’S INAUGURAL NEW YORK AUCTION OF HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES | New York | 18 December 2015

New York

New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce the inaugural live auction of Handbags & Accessories will be held on Friday, 11 December 2015 in New York. Comprised of 223 bags, the auction will offer an exquisite selection featuring brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Judith Leiber, with a range of styles including rare exotics, limited editions, one of a kind bags, as well as handbags to begin your collection with estimates starting at $1,000. All of the handbags and accessories will be on view to the public December 4 through December 10, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries.

Click HERE to view the auction e-catalogue.

Click HERE to browse the auction lots.

Notes to editors:

  • Christie’s is unique in its ability to operate and integrate three sales channels at once: auction sales, private sales and digital sales.
  • Christie’s has held live auctions of Handbags & Accessories in Hong Kong and Paris, and December 11, 2015 is the first live auction in New York.
  • Christie’s Handbag Shop offers collectors access year round for immediate purchase at fixed prices.
  • Christie’s digital sales of Handbags & Accessories are monthly week-long curated sales.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in the first half of 2018 that totalled £2.97 billion / $4.04 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.